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. while the guard is part of the air force, units -- units in each state are under the command of governors and so the guards relationship with the active duty force can sometimes be strained. that's been the case since february when the air force said that of 9,900 proposed personnel cuts, 5100 would come from the guard. a move that sparked a fire storm of protests on capitol hill. lawmakers governors and guard leaders accused the air force of failing to coordinate cuts they say fell disproportionately on citizen airmen and in protest the congress prohibited the air force from executing $9 billion in cuts freezing the services ability to shed personnel to meet targets for the budget. the new chief of staff general mark welsh on the show a few weeks ago said that one of his top priorities is to improve the relationship and regain control of his budget. joining us today to talk about the state of the relationship and the future is the director of the air national guard, lieutenant general "bud" wyatt. sir, welcome to the program. >> thanks, great to be here. >> so let's first st
about one of the military's most advanced fighter jets. an air force f-22 crashed yesterday at florida's air force base while returning from a training mission. the pilot ejected safely. the air force is investigating what caused the crash. it stopped flying the f-22 for part of last year because some pilots complained about becoming dizzy at the controls. the air force blamed the problem on a shortage of oxygen delivered to pilots. they said this summer the air force was starting to lift flight restrictions on the f-22s. >>> this morning president obama finally sits down with congressional leaders to try to reach a budget deal. leaders from both parties will come to the white house to start negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president and congress have to reach a deal by the end of the year to avoid steep tax hikes and spending cuts that could plunge us into another recession. some prominent republicans are distancing themselves from comments mitt romney made this week about the election. the gop nominee blames his loss, in part, on what he calls gifts president obama had giv
teenagers thinking about a possible career of what it might take in the air force academy, had he convinced the air force? what you do? that sort of thing. so it's opened a lot of eyes, which is good. more than that, i wanted to kind of expose a little bit of what's happened in the last 20 years because i don't think people realize it's 1990, basically, people have been going back and forth to the middle east day in day out, month after month, christmas, holidays. divorce rates skyrocketed. i think it's like 50% now in the military all the time. so it's hardly be healthier in this book was not written from the standpoint of it all about fighter pilots, certainly not all about me. i'd like you guys to take away, if the donor to have it, can you be more in-depth appreciation of the things continued to be done right now. the book starts out with a combat mission in 2003. with a combat mission in 2003, north of a town in iraq called nasser rhea. even his marines? no? okay. there is simmering your name that got cut off there and the biggest sandstorm and met by federal been to saudi arabia and i
. petraeus' mistress, author paula broadwell, was sending liaison at an air force unpaid base in tampa. that woman is reported as jill kelley. she reportedly went to the fbi when she received the threatening message, and that is whatriggered the bureau's investigation. >> mrs. broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her, and she was frightened, and she went to the fbi. oh, i can't believe it, but that's what it is. >> one of petraeus' former associates says petraeus and his wife were longtime friends of kelley and her husband. he says petraeus and kelley did not have an affair. >> petraeus won't testify before congress this week about the attack on the u.s. consulate benghazi libya. acting cia director will take his place. senator dianne feinstein, who's the chair of the committee, may call on him later to testify. she says his resignation has nothing to do with the attack on benghazi. >>> the president will meet with members of the business community before sitting down with congressional leaders on friday. the president wants to build a consensus for his approach to avoiding the
. [inaudible conversations] by military trainers at the lakeland air force base in texas. this 40 minute briefing in chases 45 policy changes being enacted at lakeland which is the home of all air force basic training. >> good afternoon and thank you for making time to be with us here today. i'm joined by major general woodard who is assigned to air force safety here at the pentagon. .. they visited basic military training at san antonio lackwit, for technical training bases. the officer training school at maxwell air force base in alabama. and the u.s. army's basic combat training at fort jackson in south carolina. additionally, the team conferred figures responsible for u.s. navy and marine corps basic training. the one to express my deepest appreciation to general woodward and a team for a job extremely well done. the 22 findings and 46 recommendations of the report accurately reflect the deficiencies in her basic military training program to provide effect their proposals. i intend to implement 45 of the 46 recommendations. we distributed copies of the directives investigation as the
-- the trick or treating starting yesterday with president obama on air force i going up to atlantic city. got off the plane and did you see that picture? he walked over to chris christie, put his hand on his back and said hey chris how you doing? hey, buddy my new best boy friend. chris christie says i love me some barack obama. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. i think this is our sixth conversation since the weekend. and it's been a great working relationship. >> bill: yes and i love you, barack. barack obama says i love ya back baby. >> obama: governor christie throughout this response has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. >> bill: i gotta tell you after this election, after they get out of the way and obama's re-elected and romney is history, you're going to see chris christie at the white house i'll bet you for more than one occasion. >> that sound you're hearing is mitt romney pulling his hair out
to the storm, when we talk about the military response, heavy lift aircraft at the air force base, loading up with trucks from california to come to new york to get the lights back on. in new jersey, governor christie is going to house visiting crews from other states at an old military base, and three u.s. navy war ships are going to sit off the coast of new york and new jersey, feeding the overall effort. again, across a huge area, this storm's impact is staggering. across such a wide area, a cold, dark night, food going bad, people can't buy gas, kids can't go to school, they can't go to work and many homes are ripped open. many businesses are still without power across 15 states, millions of people, from maine to michigan, all the way down to north carolina. let's not forget. cities and towns battered in between, in some places it could be weeks before the lights come back on. in northeast ohio, tens of thousands in and around cleveland could be without heat during the weekend. temperatures in the mid-30s at night. in connecticut, power crews are making their way through a tangled maze, i
a few moments ago on air force one, i had received word officially for the first time that the ano carrierĂ¡ on the first leg of a journey home. and that everyone of the hostages was alive, well and free. >> this is bill thomas reports. >> the first day of freedom for the 52 hostages was darkened today by emerging tales of beatings at the hands of their captors. >> the stories coming back from the air force hospital in germany are sketchy. feltering in from the families of the former prisoners who have tried in emotional terms to recall all that was said in a phone call from a loved one- half a world away. malcolm shall told his brother that he was beaten for trying to escape. the parents of marine start sergeant jimmy lopez says he was forced to sleep in a closet and abused. but the mental torture apparently was much worse and far more common than the physical abuse. the militants tried to break marine sergeant mcheal by telling him his mother was dead and he could go to the funeral only if he would cooperate. he did not find out that she was alive until he talked to her this morn
and unload, and two air force tankers arrived at the base. but it will take some days, still, patience is running out. >> this guy just cut me, because i left a little space. >> reporter: they're rationing it, ten gallons per customer, effective immediately. the next shipment is at midnight, the situation is so dire here in new jersey, that they have asked president obama for emergency fuel. >> katy tur in north jersey tonight, thank you, can you tell things are getting a little dicey in the most densely populated area in the united states? sensing that, the feds are talking about a military response to the storm, when we talk about the military response, heavy lift aircraft at the air force base, loading up with trucks from california to come to new york to get the lights back on. in new jersey, governor christie is going to house visiting crews from other states at an old military base, and three u.s. navy war ships are going to sit off the coast of new york and new jersey, feeding the overall effort. again, across a huge area, this storm's impact is staggerering. across such a wide
? >> the air force is doing that. we're look gget at all the possibilities down there. >> why did he want to know about west palm beach? >> the kennedy family, of course, had a home in palm beach. but i think the reason is that they wanted to see if our planes were lined up wing to wing in a formation that would allow for easy destruction. and the reason for that is they had noticed in our nearly constant aerial surveillance that the soviet airplanes were lined up wing to wing, which was actually an encouraging sign. it meant they weren't quite ready for attack, or they weren't properly defending themselves. everyone noticed that in the inner circle of advisors. president kennedy suddenly said, i wonder how ours are lined up. so he asked for surveillance. it turned out ours were the same way. so even at a time of maximum readiness there were mistakes throughout both sides of the cuban missile crisis. >> who knew that there was a recording of all these conversations? >> almost nobody. the president and his secretary, evelyn lincoln, we know that they knew. her assistance was required to op
of 25 strikes taking place tonight in gaza. these strikes involve not just the air force, but also there is artillery, and the israeli navy. other targets include rockets, as well as tunnels. about half of the population who has died there, some 130 people have died, are civilians. res did not say coping with the air strikes is extremely difficult because they do not have air raid sirens and they do not have any air raid bunkers. listen to what one father had to say. >> i have a daughter. she's always hugged me because she's frightened. she can't do anything. just she's saying that i'm frightened. what shall i do as a father? this is the problem. >> israel says the militants purposely operate in areas with a high civilian population, essentially using these people as human shields. >> shep: david lee, the mentioned the israelis targeting these rocket sites, but clearly they've not been able to get them all. >> no, they haven't. over my shoulder there is the iron dome missile defense system. just seconds before we went on the air, there was a rocket attack. the iron dome battery beh
pritchett joins us live with how they will help. ken? >> reporter: the air force will do what it does best and that is move an incredible amount of equipment in a matter of hours. >> the large cargo planes that make the effort possible but it is the men and women who will do the real work. >> we have active duty, reserve, and we have family members. >> reporter: he says this c-17 plane is just one of two launched today at 2:00 a.m. the largest plane, the c5 was loaded up with equipment and 30 personnel to help. at march air force base, they will join planes that will be loaded up with 600 tons of supplies to support relief efforts on the east coast. including 60 vehicles from southern california edison. >> they will move equipment and personnel to new york that will allow us to turn the light switch on for the east coast. >> reporter: some or all of these planes were scheduled to arrive on the east coast today but we haven't received a confirmation that they have arrived. the mission will last two weeks. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco based wells fargo is donating $
to parts of the bay area. >> affairs personnel at trace air force base loaded up a cargo plain plane for a storm- ravaged east coast. sixtieth aircraft maintenance -- took off this afternoon. >> and they going to be moving utility equipment and personnel to upstate new york that will allow us to turn the light switch on for the east coast. >> the operation includes active duty and reserve air force personnel. the mission is expected to last two weeks. the death totally continues to rise and the millions remain without power. for many, the blackout could last for weeks. chris is in manhattan tonight, with some of the huge challenges that are facing this recovery effort. chris? >> reporter: well, here we are in end of day three and for many areas in the east coast, it is still very much a search and rescue effort. now here in new york city there are two issues that prevail: power outages and the transit system. a lot of the subway trains were back up and running today however, that is in a very limited kind of fashion. so there are more subway stations includes the one that i'm in fron
yesterday in a bomber jacket in air force one saying romney is not worth the risk. >> after four years as president, you know me by now. you may not agree with every decision i've made. you may be frustrated at the pace of change, but you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i'm willing to make tough decisions even when they're not politically convenient. >> let's start by assessing these closing arguments. john, "you know me by know" can work both ways? >> it can work both ways but for this president that's not a bad closing argument. he also got a decent bit of economic news with the jobs report, came in about 46,000 over what the consensus forecast had been. and so he's casting this as we're slowly going in the right direction. we're on the right track. we've been through difficult times. and mitt romney's closing argument is we haven't gone far enough and we haven't gone fast enough. they both have reasonable arguments, hence why they're tied in the polls. gwen: we've heard i am the candidate of change. we've heard it more because barack obama made it such a big de
miles on air force one, the candidates spending the most money in history. it is a victory at times seeming impossible, given the anemic economy, and sharply divided electorate. >> this disruptive debate here on capitol hill. >> reporter: mr. obama seemed to recognize the new urgency for bipartisanship. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: even pledging to accomplish things this time around he was not able to the first time around. >> reducing our deficit, fixing the tax code, fixing the immigration system. freeing ourselves from foreign oil, we have more work to do. >> reporter: and mr. obama tried to bury the hatchett with his one-time foe. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney, to make this country move forward. >> reporter: this photo was posted, and quickly became the most liked ever on facebook. just one more image of barack obama's groundbreaking journey. now with the potential economic crisis looming, the president already reached out to c
air force one, landing at andrews air force base. president obama won almost all the key swing states last night and then swept most western states, pushing him to victory over mitt romney. before leaving chicago today, the president made a surprise visit to this campaign headquarters in that city. volunteers reportedly broke into applause when he arrived followed by smiles and tears. the president also called key congressional leader from both parties shortly after election. the congress remains divided with republicans keeping control of the house and democrats holding onto the senate. the president's victory ended up being a little bit more lobsided than expected. our janet is live tonight directly down, trying to count the numbers of the voters that pushed him over the top. >> reporter: as you can see here, they are packing it up at the san francisco democratic headquarters. today, we did find that exit polls showed that two key groups: minorities and the use vote for key in obama's reelection. democratic party staff and volunteers in san francisco were busy clearing the campaign
,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest. >>> and finally, a female air force pilot is breaking more than the sound barrier with her latest accomplishment. this is pretty cool. caroline jensen became the first female reservist to join the famed thunderbirds. she's been flying for over 17 years. she hopes to inspire the next generation of air force airmen. >>> to sports now. nfl thursday night football, indy, jacksonville. andrew luck scored two touchdowns on the ground against the jaguars. the indy defense came up big in a 27-10 win. >>> to college football, number ten florida state made a dramatic fourth quarter comeback scoring on a touchdown pass. the seminoles won a swequeaker 28-22. >>> now let's get another check on your weather. bill karins has your weekend weather forecast. right now it looks miserable. >> i'm looking forward to a normal weather week. after sandy and the nor'easter. we can have a quiet period through areas of the northeast. that would be nice. looks like that's heading our way. no big storms on the horizon, even through the next ten days. tha
, a female air force pilot is breaking more than the sound barrier with her accomplishments. major caroline jensen became the first female reservist to join the famed thunderbirds. she's been flying over 17 years and hopes to inspire the next generation of air force airmen. bet she will. >>> all right, to sports. nfl thursday night football. indy, jacksonville. the colt's rookie quarterback andrew luck scored two touchdowns on the ground against the jaguars and the indy defense came up big in a 27-10 win. >>> to college football, number 10 florida state made a dramatic fourth quarter comeback with under a minute to go scoring on a 39-yard touchdown pass and the seminoles won a squeaker over virginia tech, 28-22. >>> just ahead, bond is back. we're real excited about that. and a new take on an old president. >>> plus, "twilight" mania is in full swing. >>> and the often forgotten victims of a natural disaster get a big boost after hurricane sandy. you're watching "early today." >>> good friday morning everyone. your weekend forecast, a storm system is lingering over northern california, divi
years in the air force and myenterer pilot in the air force. today is a day to say thank you to them and veterans and those serving. later on this morning a number of people will gather here at mount vernon square for the annual veterans day march and ceremony. it's a time not just a time off work but a time to come together and salute the folks that are doing so much for our country. now this all starts at about 9:00 this morning right here at mount vernon square where it will wind its way downtown. baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings blake will be on hand for this event. she will lead a march of dignitaries veterans and military personnel down charles street from the washington monument to the actual ceremony. there will be a formal ceremony at war memorial plaza and a number of streets will be closed this morning because of that parade starting at 7 a.m. now they have asked people to have their cars moved fret streets at 6 a.m. but the closures are at 7 a.m. and lauren cook will have more on the road class years and aunt -- closures and alternate routes. it starts at 9 a.m. and the
for mcdill air force base in tampa. >> it is veterans day and this morning president obama paid tribute at arlington national cemetery. the president laid the wreath. after the ceremony the president praised the sacrifices of american servicemen and women an their families. president obama said more needs to be done to honor their service not just on this day but every day. >> thousands gathered at the vietnam veterans memorial to honor those who sacrificed their lives during one of the most controversial wars. this year marks the 30th anniversary for the memorial also known as the wall. the names of more than 58,000 americans who died in vietnam are etched into the memorial. >> there's no rank. there's just a name. you don't even have branch of service. the sacrifice is the same no matter whether you were a private or a general. >> when the memorial designed was initially unveiled it was controversial. and now the memorial is one of the sites every year. >> people also gathered at the world war ii memorial. and i was honored to be part of tod
, i was a wild weasel. does anyone know what that is? you guys are air force, right? cadets? no, okay, good. you've already been there done that. >> i was a wild weasel. a wild weasel is very unique and screwy kind of person. whose job in life is to go and get shot at by anti-aircraft missile. and if you survive, when you survive, you go back around and you remove those threats so they don't bother anybody else. i'm not going to china but the first guy said when asked him to do this i can get done. you can read about in the book. mixed company and youngsters i won't go into that. but it's really a screw each other. and that's most of what i did. i talk about the history of how all that came to pass. it's not a textbook. whenever i like to learn without knowing that i'm learning. you guys ever read bill bryson's books? i love his books because i learned a lot and i did know i learned anything. that's kind of what i try to do with his. defeats in history and then you start out with what happened when i was commissioned as lieutenant and kind of the process is that it takes to become a p
security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting and the first person i called on was an army colonel. i said where were you last? he said in libya. i said did you know christopher stevens? he said everybody knew christopher stevens. he was our leader, fluent in arabic, constructive, positive, doing something, he was our leader. this spontaneous practically eruption from him. he was a foreign service officer. anybody who has served with a foreign service as i did as the secretary of state knows, what a very special group of people this is. they are very able people. dedicated. they work hard for our country. chris was extraordinary and stood out. i thought what image can i think of that might express our way of thinking about him. i thought of the great seal of our republic. i don't know how many of you have ever looked carefully at it. the center is an eagle. in one talon the eagle is holding an olive branch. the eagle is looking at the olive branch to show that the united states will always seek peace. the other talon, t
title of "honorary ambassador" by officials at the local air force base that she tried to invoke in the 9-1-1 call complaining about the media camped outside her home. we heard from her brother who said we should not prejudge this woman. >> if you know my sister, she is number one, a mother. she has three kids. number two, a i've. so after that, everything else is just...a side attraction. she is very dedicated to her husband and her kids, so something like this is pretty much a fluke. for anyone to paint her other than that is wrong. >>jonathan: everything you ever wanted or did not want to know we are finding out about them including the fact that according to court records not just the current home in foreclosure but at times they have run up debt totaling hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars. >>shepard: and this is jill kelley and her sister, at the same time, who has been described in interesting way including by the courts, was involved in a custody dispute which did not go her way, she lost custody of her chill -- child and the two generals got involved. >>jona
fired more rockets from gaza today, some landing near jerusalem and tel aviv. the israeli air force responded with more airstrikes of their own wiping out hamas's observe arsenal. gaza is so densely populated, three days of fighting has left three israelis dead. israel has mobilized 16,000 reservists and moved them towards the border for a full scale ground war. that's sparking outrage throughout the world. protests took place in south korea today. >>> david petraeus testified on capital hill today. behind closed doors petraeus apologized about his affair which prompted him to resign last week. after that it was all benghazi. he said the cia figured out immediately that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans ammunition. they accused u.n. ambassador susan rice of spinning the story five days after the attack on september 11th to protect president obama's re-election campaign. she said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous antiamerican demonstration. democrats came to her defense. she said those were the unclassified ta
. >>> the military is looking into what caused one of the most advanced fighter jets to go down on an air force base. the f-22 crashed yesterday on tindal air force base while returning from a training mission. the air force stopped flying the f-22 for several months after some pilots complained about becoming dizzy at the controls. they blamed the problem on a shortage of oxygen delivered to pilots. the air force was starting to lift flight restrictions on the f-22. >>> today congressional leaders head to the white house to begin talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama and democrats insist that any plan to lift the deficit include tax increases on the wealthy. republicans say they'll accept new tax revenue but not higher tax rates. both sides must reach a deal by the end of the year to avoid steep tax hikes for most americans and deep spending cuts. one prominent republican calls mitt romney's comments about the election dumb. louisiana governor bobby jindal rejects mitt romney's notion in part that president obama won the election because of gifts he'd given to blacks, hispanics
saturday, he's kept up a break neck campaign pace, logging more than 7,000 miles aboard air force one. making a dozen stops over eight states and granting 20 interviews to local stations. >> i hope we have a big turnout in iowa. >> reporter: after a long fight it came down to a sentimental journey to the packed center of des moines, iowa. >> i've come back to iowa one more time to ask for your vote. >> this is where our movement for change began. >> reporter: and it didn't surprise even veteran aids when the president reached a certain portion of his emotional speech with his voice strained. >> that shows you what one voice can do. >> reporter: and teers flowing down his cheech. it was the last event of his last presidential campaign. >> as you know, this is a pretty emotional time for us, because this is the final event of my husband's final campaign. >> reporter: today our nbc affiliate in des moines asked the president about his tears. >> a photographer got a little tear going down your left cheek. was that the cold out there or emotion? >> you know, probably a mix of both. i have
. >> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he is saying's he is the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin. we know what change looks like. >> yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on the attack again at hey rally in the richmond suburbs. >> this is an election where i think we're not
. aboard air force one. this is his last campaign. confident inside the obama camp he will win and have four more years. but if he loses a lot is at stake. the president healthcare reform will go down, romney said he would l repeal that. riding aboard air force one today is bruce springstein. he was at a rally with the president in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio. jay-z joins the van if you will. the president bringing out celebrities to draw some crowds. questions about how much enthusiasm he has out here on the ground. at the paddyson event in whiz, the president had 18,000 people. a big crowd, in 2004 when kerry had springstein. bigger crowd then. there are questions about how much support he has on the ground. they inside inside the obama catch he has enthusiasm on the ground. they believe the president will win popular and electorate vote but they suggest he may sweep all nine of the major battlegrounds from ohio to iowa, colorado, nevada. a bold prediction. he may reach 300 electoral votes. that's bold prediction for final hours. they believe he will win it. >> election ed, tha
. in all my air force training i've never seen this. >> members of the california national guard say this foggy morning produced a clear example of high-ranking hypocrisy. >> why did you agree to this interview some. >> somebody needs to speak out. this discipline and this breakdown and this violation it sets a bad example. >> we altered his voice and disguised his image because he fea fears retribution. he's had flying experience in afghanistan and iraq? your expert opinion was this decision to fly these five helicopters a prudent decision? >> definitely not. >> a decision made by two top senior leaders at the 129th rescue squadron. the document shows the pilots making the decision there is the lead helicopter where major tom keegan and the unit's commander. >> can the national guard justify five helicopters going under the golden gate bridge under these conditions? >> i would say no. >> look at the video and these pictures. focus on the fog covering the top of the golden gate bridge. >> the video shows five helicopters following each other into less than ideal conditions and nobody
to the far east speaking air force one with leaders from israel and egypt and turkey in a scramble to avoid further escalation of the violence. i welcome israel's counsel general and will israel invade gaza in >> the man date that the israel defense forces receive from the israeli government is remove the threat that is it a magnitude. and thousands of rockets that threaten and paralyze life in our count southerp region. the government gave a man date to remove and thatthis is not limited in time or in scope. it is it certainly a possibility and at this stage of the game we don't know yet. >> gaza is one of the defensest populated places. there will be more civilian casulties and don't worry about international pressure on israel. >> we enjoy legitimacy. the president of the united states expressed support in israel's right to arm itself. but we are concerned about innocent people being harmed because of the military action. and the government instructed it to minimize it as humanly possible the loss of life and damage to proper. >> i know that. and i know that israel always does that. and
.o.t.c. remaining. i joined the air force because i did not want to carry a rifle. i finished my two years and i got my draft notice in 1961. i had all intentions of graduating from auburn and going to work as a civil engineer and never had anything to do with the military. i got my draft notice income across ago looking marine purity city could go to quantico and they will get you in good shape. i had to do both boot camps and -- in one summer. i then went back and graduated in joined the marine corps. it was the most defining experience of my life. i have all intention of staying in three years and getting out. as i got involved with the people in the leadership and the mission of the marine corps and what we're doing for the country and just the experience itself, i decided to stay. it was a great opportunity for me to serve the country. what i learned from that experience is everyone that you meet in the military and the country has something to offer. everyone has something to offer. everyone is capable of doing something. you are more capable of doing more than what you expect to can do. i alw
, is departing for his first overseas trip since winning the election. live pictures here from andrews air force base in maryland. can you see marine one there carrying the president, taxying over towards air force one. the president will be spending a few days in asia. he'll be visiting thailand. he'll be visiting myanmar, and then he will go on to cambodia. on tuesday he will be departing cambodia and heading back to washington. the president will also meet with leaders from japan and china. this will actually be a first for a u.s. president when speaking in terms of his visit to myanmar which is also known as burma, so there you have it. we'll see the president departing shortly here for his trip to asia. we'll continue to watch these live pictures this morning for you. >>> back in washington, it seems a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff may happen before january. president obama met yesterday with the four top leaders of congress. republicans john boehner and mitch mcconnell and democrats nancy pelosi and harry reid. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president to talk abo
in manhattan by saturday. >>> air force bases in california coordinating a massive airlift to help with hurricane relief efforts. today a c-17 cargo plane took off from travis air force base. part of a group of 17 other aircraft heading to new york. they are carrying more than a million pounds of equipment including utility trucks and relief supplies. >> the storm also stalled the presidential campaign. but now with less than a week until election day, both candidates are racing to the finish line. here's cbs reporter danielle nottingham. >>> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. >> hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he is the candidate of change! well, let me tell ya, wisconsin... we know what change looks like. [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battlegr
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